DOR-DD3C8A: Post Medieval coin: Sixpence of Elizabeth I

Rights Holder: The Portable Antiquities Scheme
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: DOR-DD3C8A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603) dating to 1584. Minted in London. Mint marks are Escallop/Escallop.
Regerence: North Vol 2, No. 2015
Date: Post Medieval
Diameter: 25.67 mm
Weight: 3.00 g
Die axis: 12

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1584
Date to: Circa AD 1584

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3 g
Diameter: 25.67 mm

Personal details

This information is restricted for your access level.

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 019531

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Sixpence: Elizabeth I, 1582-1602 (N 2015)
Obverse description: Bust, crowned, facing left. Rose behind.
Obverse inscription: ELIZAB DG ANG FR ET HIB REGI
Reverse description: Long cross over Royal shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV
Initial mark: Escallop
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Sydling St. Nicholas (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY6399
Four figure Latitude: 50.7893798
Four figure longitude: -2.52627387
1:25K map: SY6399
1:10K map: SY69SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son 2015

Similar objects

Find number: PUBLIC-AC3F54
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) from the London Tower mint, dated 1584.  Mint-mark : escallop. North (1991) no 2015.
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: SUR-5A6BCC
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), dated 1573, Escallop initial mark. London mint. As North 2015.
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: WILT-877E05
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A lightly-clipped post medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I, (AD 1558-1603), dated 1584 on coin. Escallop mint mark. North 2015. Spink 2578A.
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.